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Weather Summaries

April 2020 Summary – Seventh Wettest and Eighth Cloudiest on Record

April 2020 Summary – Seventh Wettest and Eighth Cloudiest on Record

Blue Hill Observatory April 2020 Summary: April was unusually cold, wet and cloudy with near average snowfall. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 42.9 deg F was 1.8 degrees colder than the 120-year average for April and 3.4 degrees colder than the 1981-2010 30-year average. Cold daily high temperatures were persistent throughout […]

| May 9, 2020 | Reply
March 2020 Summary – Tenth Warmest on Record

March 2020 Summary – Tenth Warmest on Record

Blue Hill Observatory March 2020 Summary: March was generally very warm with much less snowfall than average. The 24-hour adjusted mean temperature for the month of 40.5 deg F was 6.1 degrees warmer than the 120-year average for March and 4.8 degrees warmer than the 1981-2010 30-year average. The month tied for the tenth warmest […]

| April 9, 2020 | Reply

What's Happening on the Hill

Tim Kelley’s favorite websites

Tim Kelley’s favorite websites

As a follow up to Tim Kelley’s informative Blue Hill Online program last week, here are Tim’s favorite weather websites. https://bluehill.org/observatory https://www.weather.gov/ https://www.weather.gov/box/ https://mag.ncep.noaa.gov/model-guidance-model-area.php https://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/raw/fo/fous61.kwno..txt https://home.pivotalweather.com/ https://www.weathertap.com/ https://www.spc.noaa.gov/ https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/precip/CWlink/pna/nao.shtml https://www.mountwashington.org/ https://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/archives/web_pages/sfc/sfc_archive.php https://weather.msfc.nasa.gov/GOES/ https://www.weather.gov/nerfc/ https://ocean.weather.gov/Atl_tab.php

| May 8, 2020 | Reply
Observatory Temporarily Closed to the Public

Observatory Temporarily Closed to the Public

As a preemptive measure to protect our community and staff from the spread of COVID-19, we have made the decision to discontinue public access to the Observatory until further notice. Our staff will continue the climate observing program on its regular schedule.

| March 13, 2020 | Reply
Blue Hill Observatory Begins Earthquake Monitoring

Blue Hill Observatory Begins Earthquake Monitoring

Blue Hill Observatory has been watching the weather since 1885, and Boston College’s Weston Observatory has been watching the Earth quake since 1931. We are now joining forces to monitor the Earth with a recently installed seismograph at Blue Hill. In collaboration with Dr. Alan Kafka, Director of Weston Observatory, Blue Hill purchased and installed […]

| February 11, 2020 | 2 Replies
A Grand Achievement—Blue Hill Observatory’s Unbroken 135 Year Recording of the Weather—Help Us Celebrate!

A Grand Achievement—Blue Hill Observatory’s Unbroken 135 Year Recording of the Weather—Help Us Celebrate!

Imagine, Blue Hill Observatory’s first weather observations were made on February 1, 1885 at the top of Great Blue Hill— from that day on we have maintained an unbroken recording of the weather! Considered a remarkable resource, Blue Hill Observatory’s data is the most homogeneous climate record in North America and is a benchmark station […]

| February 3, 2020 | Reply
Announcing Blue Hill Observatory’s 2020 Summer Workshop: “Launch Your Weather Career”

Announcing Blue Hill Observatory’s 2020 Summer Workshop: “Launch Your Weather Career”

This summer’s workshop  is designed for students who enjoy learning about the weather and who might like a career in meteorology/ atmospheric science. While it is recommended for students between the ages of 14 and 18  years old, others may apply. The workshop will be held during the week of July 13th and July 18th, […]

| January 24, 2020 | Reply